On World Hypertension Day, the World Health Organization, Pan-American Health Organization and Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies, is hosting an event to:
· launch a new virtual course and new tools that will support the measurement and management of blood pressure;
· celebrate achievements in protecting people’s heart health; and
· share country and partner experiences in implementing hypertension programmes
More than one billion people around the world live with hypertension (high blood pressure), which is a major cause of cardiovascular disease and premature death worldwide. Hypertension has also been found to be a risk factor for COVID-19 to putting millions of more people at risk.
Event goes from 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm (CEST) / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (EDT)